Tag Archives: San Francisco

Hunters Point: Living on the side of the hill

The film “Last Black Man in San Francisco” tells a certain truth.  Estimates vary, but the city’s African-American population is something between 3% and 6%, having fallen sharply since the 1970s when it stood at 13%.  Although San Francisco never … Continue reading

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Eviction blockade, San Francisco

They know how to evict people in the US, but they know how to oppose them too. Early yesterday morning I joined an eviction blockade near where I was staying in San Francisco.  It was a classic case: a senior … Continue reading

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Mission Creep

Every time I think the housing crisis has reached its reductio ad absurdum (that’s Latin for ‘bloody stupid’) it goes to another level.  Until last night, I’d never stayed with Airbnb.  Of all the times in all the places to … Continue reading

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